March – June 2018
This project is an example of how exhibitions at GroundWork stimulate discussion and action between artists, creators, community leaders, scientists, campaigners, and local people. We host regular projects in the gallery to explore the themes of our exhibitions.Sign up to our email list to be the first to know about events at GroundWork.
Originally inspired by the work of Jan Eric Visser and the other artists showing as part of TrashArt, we began exploring waste, its composition and its potential for becoming something more creative, useful, beautiful, quirky, thought-provoking, practical…
This began as a project funded by the British Science Association for Science Week https://www.britishscienceweek.org/ We have continued regularly ever since then.
Jan Eric Visser began his relationship with King’s Lynn by exploring its waste. In 2017 he took a walk along the banks of the River Great Ouse and collected 11 items which he subsequently turned into art – on show as part of TrashArt, until June 2, 2018 …
The original project ran from 12 March – 21 April 2018 with 4 Transform, a new group formed to support sufferers of domestic abuse.
We worked with artists and a materials scientist to look at what waste is made of, and what we can do with it, and how to transform it into new objects. Whether our new objects are useful, beautiful, playful or funny – they will prove that waste has a useful future – thought-provoking and valuable.
The project began on 23 March 2018, with a ‘Show and tell’ with Dr Andrew Mayes from UEA, to discuss composition of materials and plan next stage of making with project team. The Culmination was on 21 April, Earth Day, with a display with the KLimate group in St Nicholas church King’s Lynn exhibition
It was important to the participants that the project was conducted in a supportive and friendly atmosphere with plenty of help and advice available at each stage.
Funded by the British Science Association, for British Science Week, 9-18 March
This is a group run by and for survivors of domestic abuse and we are committed to supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse, using creativity to improve your wellbeing.
“ what’s special about Creativity is using the combination of supporting people by building relationships around making things like you never knew you could “ (said by a group member)
The Art and Politics of Trash – April 28, 2018
Repair cafes and CirculART, in and around Cambridge
As part of the Jan Eric Visser exhibition season, on April 28 2018, we held an event about the politics of trash art. Two of the many inspiring speakers from that day, Nicole Barton and Jenny Langley talked about some of the initiatives to work with recycling – remaking and repairing stuff – and exhibiting art-works from recycled materials. This film by James Murray-White recorded their talks.
Another contribution on the day of talks about the art and politics of trash was David Ousby who talked about wood recycling. Here he is talking about his programme in Cambridge